It's a go to for all celebrations and special occasions. Thanks Ms. Paula Deen for your Banana Pudding recipe that inspired me!
There are two main things that make this recipe extra special, one is cream cheese and the other is Chessmen Cookies. These cookies are so much better than those little round Nilla Wafers. Normally they have chess pieces on the cookies but during the spring they come out with a special design.
I can not STRESS enough how worth it is to get these cookies!!!! I also layer my pudding and love to show it off in a trifle dish or a glass bowl.
Here's what you need to make this yummy Banana Pudding:
3 bags Chessmen cookies
6 to 8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5-ounce) box instant French Vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened1/2 (12-ounce) container Cool Whip
1.) In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using an electric mixer.
2.) Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth.
3.) Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture, then add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding and stir until blended.
4.) Line the bottom of a glass bowl or trifle dish with as many cookies that will fit then layer bananas on top. Pour a little of the pudding mixture over the cookies and bananas and then repeat a layer of cookies then bananas. Keep doing this until you fill up the dish, the last layer should be pudding, then add a few cookies for decoration on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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